Easy Dinner Rolls

Bread RollsBread oh bread, how I do love thee!

Are we over those ridiculous healthy eating resolutions that pop up every beginning of the new year? Good, because, seriously, I have a BIG problem with bread, I am what you may call a, carb-a-holic. Is there such a word? No? Who cares then I made it up, it defines me and my family.

There are times though that, I LOVE him it but it doesn’t love me back. Doesn’t really matter, I know how to be persistent 😉

These rolls are absolutely the best, so soft and fluffy, they literally almost melt in your mouth. While I can appreciate that not everyone has my passion for baking bread, take my word for it you will WANT to try these!

As an added bonus, these rolls are super easy to make – so before you’re regretting the decision to make these, it’ll be time to bake them and then once you get the first whiff of your rolls baking, of how cute they look baking in the oven then you’ll know the meaning of heavenly!


Rolls Closeup



Easy Dinner Rolls

2 cups warm water (should be no more than 110°)
2 T active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps. of salt
5-6 cups flour, separated
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the 2 cups of warm water, yeast and sugar.  Allow the mixture to rest for about 10 minutes.
  2. Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer and add in the salt and 2 cups of  flour; mix and then add in the egg, shortening and the remaining flour (1/2 cup at a time).
  3. Knead for 5-8 minutes in mixer or 10 minutes by hand.  Cover mixer with a damp cloth and let rise about an hour or until double in size.
  4. Grease your hands with additional shortening or cooking spray, if the dough is too sticky (avoid the desire to add more flour or they won’t turn out fluffy).
  5. Place your rolls onto a greased cookie sheet (I used a 15 x 21 baking sheet pan).
  6. Allow to rise once again for an hour or until double in size. While you wait, preheat oven to 350º (your cooking time will depend on the size of your rolls and oven). I would begin checking after 13-16 minutes and remove from oven when they are golden brown and spring to the touch.
  7. When you take the rolls out of the oven, make sure you take a cold stick of butter and just rub the tops of the rolls (this is a little known trick to make them shine and make your mouth water!).

You’re welcome!

Makes about 24 rolls